VC 22349 and VC 22350 are the most common traffic infractions written by law enforcement. Our firm gets these tickets dismissed on a regular basis for our clients. It is always beneficial to hire an attorney to fight these tickets. Insurance rates go up dramatically with a speeding ticket on your record.
VC 22349 (Speeding tickets commonly written on highways and interstates)
(a) Except as provided in Section 22356, no person may drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than 65 miles per hour.(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person may drive a vehicle upon a two-lane, undivided highway at a speed greater than 55 miles per hour unless that highway, or portion thereof, has been posted for a higher speed by the Department of Transportation or appropriate local agency upon the basis of an engineering and traffic survey. For purposes of this subdivision, the following apply:(1) A two-lane, undivided highway is a highway with not more than one through lane of travel in each direction.(2) Passing lanes may not be considered when determining the number of through lanes.(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that there be reasonable signing on affected two-lane, undivided highways described in subdivision (b) in continuing the 55 miles-per-hour speed limit, including placing signs at county boundaries to the extent possible, and at other appropriate locations.
VC 22350 Basic Speed Law (Often the Easiest Tickets to Contest in Court)
No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.